Environmental Engineer

Employer: Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Closing Date: April 1, 2023

Location: London, Ontario

Job Description:

Environmental Engineer

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is currently accepting resumes for the permanent, full-time position of Environmental Engineer, based out of the Watershed Conservation Centre located in Fanshawe Conservation Area, London, ON.



Reporting to the Senior Environmental Engineer, the Environmental Engineer will serve as a technical plan reviewer for both planning proposals pursuant to the Planning Act and applications made to the UTRCA pursuant to Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, helping to ensure compliance with the Conservation Authority’s policies, goals, guidelines and objectives.

This position will assist in providing technical support to member municipalities on matters related to watershed and subwatershed planning and management of flooding, stormwater and erosion hazards.


See position description for Environmental Engineer for further details.



Education, (degree, diploma, certificates, licenses

  • Membership in the Professional Engineers of Ontario is required;
  • A bachelor degree from an accredited school in civil, environmental or water resources engineering.
  • CPESC certification (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) is preferred or should be achieved within one year of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License



  • At least 5 years’ experience related to development planning and servicing, water resources-related projects, modelling of hydrologic and hydraulic systems, implementation and monitoring of sediment and erosion control measures, flooding and erosion hazard analysis and Low Impact Design (LID) is preferred.



Skills, Knowledge and Ability

  • Strong understanding of applicable legislation, policies and processes pertaining to this field.
  • Ability to interpret earth processes, natural features and land uses from an extensive variety of maps and plans, use of air photos and interpretation in the field.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical reports such as Stormwater Management Reports, Subwatershed Plans, Geotechnical and Hydrogeological studies, Environmental Impact Studies and Fisheries reports and relate them to current policies and objectives.
  • General knowledge of Court, Tribunal, Board and Hearing decorum and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to work cooperatively both within the UTRCA office environment and with a diverse stakeholder group including consultants and government officials at a municipal and provincial level.
  • Knowledge and experience with computer systems, geographic information systems, and software related to responsibilities, including standard office productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software etc.) and database applications.


Compensation and Other Information

$40.20 to $48.91 per hour – 35 hours per week

OMERS Pension Plan and comprehensive group insurance package

Start Date: as soon as possible

As per UTRCA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all UTRCA employees are required to be fully vaccinated. As a condition of hire, successful candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to their start date unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code.



How to Apply

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled

Please submit cover letter and resume to: jobs@thamesriver.on.ca indicating the position title in the subject line of your email.

If you do not have access to email, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Justin Henry, HR Coordinator

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

1424 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 5B9

Applicants will be contacted ONLY if an interview is required.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.


The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Conservation Authorities Act R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 18 (1) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to: General Manager, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 5B9, 519-451-2800.

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